IS Concentration: Starts July 2020
The Information Services Digital Fellowship program serves as a means to help develop a fellow’s career by fostering their professional development and providing broad experiences within health care, specifically in the IS arena. Fellows will have the opportunity to be exposed to unique projects throughout their rotations in order to cultivate competencies that are critical to the success of the fellow.
Ochsner will offer one (1) IS Digital Administrative Fellowship position yearly. Over the 12-month period, the Fellow will have the opportunity to rotate through and experience aspects of the hospitals, clinics, corporate office and any of the other entities in which organizational needs are identified and fellow interest is expressed. Administrative Fellows are exposed to a broad range of hands-on experiences that will prepare them for a successful career in healthcare. Laura Wilt, System Vice President-CIO acts as the preceptor for the fellow and coordinates involvement with all levels of administration within the organization. Fellows will concentrate on areas associated with Information Services to obtain maximum understanding of healthcare technology, as well as rotate through areas related to their own interests and career objectives.
- Fellows will focus on core competencies related to Information Services throughout the organization. After the completion of these rotations, fellows will experience a more focused training associated with organizational need matched with candidate’s interest.
- Each rotation will serve as a learning experience for the fellow by testing abilities, as well as instilling applicable system knowledge related to the strategic plan of our organization. Applicable project work will be assigned within each rotation in order to ensure the Fellow’s progress is meeting the expectations of the program. In addition to departmental designated projects, fellows will also have the opportunity to seek out projects that meet their personal career objectives.
- Fellows will have the opportunity to gain in-depth experience and knowledge of health care technology. Rotational assignments include Clinical Systems, Technology, Corporate Systems, Analytics, and a specialized Project Work rotation with the program’s preceptor.
Leadership & Mentoring
Professional development is a fundamental component of the IS Digital Administrative Fellowship Program. Fellows are assigned a preceptor who will be responsible for serving as a mentor throughout the fellowship. Project reporting, progress evaluations, and feedback will be facilitated by preceptors to ensure continuous competency development of each fellow. Fellows will also have the opportunity to collaborate with executives and senior administration throughout the duration of the program. Examples of Fellow participation and leadership interaction include:
- Monthly Operating Reviews
- System Quarterly Reviews
- Executive Retreats
- Professional Healthcare IS Conferences
- Various Senior Leadership Meetings
The prospective Information Services Fellow must have completed the didactic portion of an accredited graduate program. Preferred candidates must hold or in the process of completion of at least one of the following credentials:
- Master of Healthcare Administration
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Computer Science
- Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
How to Apply
Prospective IS Digital Fellows must submit the following documentation as one (1) pdf application submittal by Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 for the July 2021 Fellowship cycle:
- Current Resume/CV
- Personal Statement (1-page maximum) – include specifics on:
- Why are you choosing a career in healthcare/IS specifically?
- How do you exhibit Ochsner’s Values: Patient’s First, Compassion, Integrity, Excellence & Teamwork?
- What are your post-fellowship career goals and how will an Ochsner Administrative Fellowship help you achieve these goals?
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – must include name, title & contact phone number and must be signed (combination of academic and professional required) NOTE: References wanting to send letters directly to email address, should include candidates full name in subject line and must be received by deadline.
- Unofficial Graduate School Transcript – include with application packet. Transcripts must be received by specified deadline for application to be considered. NOTE: An official transcript will be required upon hire.
Please email all legible required documentation in one (1) pdf file (subject line to include: candidate last name, first name, concentration applying for) by Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 to: ISDigitalFellowship@ochsner.org
Any submissions received after Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 will NOT BE eligible. To request additional information, please email ISDigitalFellowship@ochsner.org